New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the capital on Saturday after a dry spell and a period of sultry weather. The Met office has forecast more rains on Sunday.
The capital received a total of 22.2 mm of rainfall between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
The showers accompanied by a cool breeze brought respite from the muggy weather and Saturday being a holiday, Delhiites thronged to the city's hot spots like India Gate and Connaught Place to make the most of the pleasant weather.
“Rains on a holiday are always welcome as they add to the fun. I hope the weather remains the same tomorrow (Sunday) as well,” said 22-year-old student Ritika Vohra at India Gate.
Saturday's maximum temperature settled at 34 degrees while the minimum was recorded at 24.9 degrees Celsius — both average for this time of the year.
Traffic remained normal and there were no reports of major traffic jams.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), more rains are expected Sunday.
“The skies will remain partly cloudy tomorrow and parts of the city will get rains. In some parts the showers will be heavy,” said an IMD official.
The maximum and minimum temperature will hover around 35 and 25 degrees Celsius, added the official.
Friday's maximum temperature was 34.1 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season, while the minimum temperature was a notch above average at 25.2 degrees.